Charges laid in Guns & Gangs investigations
Police have laid multiple weapons, drug and breach of release condition charges in two separate Guns & Gangs Unit investigations.
Additional charges following search warrants
Investigators have laid charges against a second man as a result of evidence located during the execution of search warrants in relation to an April 2020 firearms investigation.
During the search of a residence in located in Saddle Ridge, police located an illegally obtained Glock handgun, which had been previously stolen from Saskatchewan. Our investigators also located a modified magazine, ammunition, multiple airsoft guns, bear spray and a collapsible baton. Photos of some of the items seized are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Jasman Singh DHALIWAL, 18, of Calgary, has been charged with eight firearms and breach offences including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, possession of restricted weapon and breach of release conditions. He will next appear in court on June 26, 2020.
Unlawful possession of a firearm
In March 2020, we received information about a man alleged to be in unlawful possession of a firearm and involved in drug trafficking.
We began investigating and in April 2020 investigators observed a number of activities believed to be consistent with drug trafficking. Police took one man into custody and executed a search warrant on a vehicle, where we located a loaded semi-automatic handgun and 54 grams of cannabis, pre-packaged for trafficking. Investigators have determined that the handgun was illegally obtained, and the serial number had been filed off in an attempt to disguise the weapon.
Mohammed Hassan RAKKA, 22, of Calgary, has been charged with 10 offences including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been altered/defaced/removed and possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. He will next appear in court on July 22, 2020.
“We know that there are a number of offenders in our community who are in unlawful possession of firearms. This is extremely dangerous and puts our entire community at risk. This doesn’t just impact those involved in crime. It puts their friends, family and community in jeopardy.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service through investigations, enforcement and suppression.
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
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